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it's attention to the place that. i was outside with my grandma everything became down. the pakistani girl who survived a u.s. drone attack travels to washington to tell congress how home was destroyed and her grandmother was killed. also this week angered by n.s.a. spying and fails to get explanations from u.s. officials while germany turns to edward snowden to get answers about the tapping of chancellor merkel's phone. who she. is going through. continuously. we hear from n.s.a. leaks reporter glenn greenwald who says u.s. intelligence will continue to harvest data despite outrage from the public and its
allies. and behind it the. reports from inside the prison where over a dozen detainees are still on hunger strike and a bit of protest over the definite detention and mistreatment. of a look back at the top stories from the past seven days on the latest developments this is the weekly. pakistani family who lost their grandmother in a cia drone strike travel to washington this week to testify before congress. was at the emotional briefing where family members u.s. lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place. this was the first time actual victims of u.s. drone strikes were in congress and apart from the congressman who initiated this
briefing i saw only four other members of congress it's no secret the u.s. congress generally approves of gross strikes so it's very difficult to expect a sudden change of heart even though hart was what these drone victims were appealing to on a par with twenty fourth of last year a u.s. drone strike left this pakistani family devastated a nine year old girl and her thirteen year old brother nearly escaped death that day their sixty seven year old grandmother was killed while picking vegetables in the garden. i no longer love blue skies i prefer the gray skies the drones do not fly when this kinds agree and for a short period of time the mental time and fear eases but when this kind of brightens the dreams return and so does the fear you know this family has never been abroad out of their home in north waziristan and the father of this family said he looked at the life around here. he wished his children to be able to walk the streets not afraid of being bombed that any moment. my mother was killed my
children were injured i'm so glad that people are going to hear our story that's why we came to america i have no idea why our village in my house was targeted. the family came to washington of course hoping to get answers to why they have to live in fear every day i have no idea why my grandmother was killed when the drone hate i was outside with my grandmother everything became dark i was scared so i started to run then i noticed my hand was bleeding so i tried to clean my hand but not kept coming out but i was very scared so i just kept running. we also learned that the u.s. government did not grant peace to the lawyer of this family prominent pakistani warrior who has sued the cia in the past on behalf of the victims of drone strikes in pakistan four hundred fifty thousand vocalisation of. looing in a concentration camp they're being picked on this is off what kind of. if someone
has long or someone's driving. s.u.v.s but this is how they're being targeted and at the same time they're not really in a position to leave the purpose of this briefing was to put a human face to drone strikes there is therefore a chance that in congress the tragedy of this family will fall on deaf ears but there is hope that the public will take notice in washington i'm going to check out . the u.s. claims few civilians have been killed by the three hundred seventy six drone attacks which have been launched over the past decade local reports have suggested least nine hundred innocent people including up to two hundred children have been killed well documentary filmmaker robert greenwald took the story of the women family as inspiration for his latest movie and says the public doesn't understand the real consequences of drones. people want to believe in santa claus and they also want to believe that there's a simple solution to these incredibly complicated problems when we started reading
that the drones were killing only high value target soup represented in a minute threat it doesn't make sense it's just not possible so i think there was a kind of hopefulness yes finally we found a magic pill which was part of it some of it is the fact that american soldiers warrant there so people said it doesn't matter as important is that you know the family is speaking to all kinds of americans people who have a mother will have a father and who look at them and can't justify the killing that we've done and then you have this extraordinary militarily industrial electoral complex bipartisan that agrees with the way to solve problems is by invading occupying and droning we have to change all over. and the drone campaign in pakistan may have thwarted the chance for peace earlier this week a u.s. strike killed the taliban leader in pakistan just as the government was preparing
to start negotiations the details coming up later in the program for you. but first a group of diplomats who traveled to washington this week seeking explanations about the n.s.a. spying activities left with out on since the m.e.p. delegation complained the u.s. provided no clarification of the eavesdropping on world leaders and whether the white house had any knowledge of it he described america's response as feeble and warned it could aggravate relations but specifically has been angered by the tapping of chancellor angela merkel germany is considering asking the man behind all these leaks edward snowden to help explain what happened the german m.p. met the whistleblower here in moscow to ask him to give evidence to parliament. basically. i think it's important to work together with mr snowden rather than putting him in prison we'd like more clarity on these allegations and we want to make sure something like this doesn't happen again snowden worked for many years
for the cia and n.s.a. so i'm sure he could tell us everything we need to know about the leaked documents because as we've seen the n.s.a. has been very scarce with providing information i also think that the organization including n.s.a. chief keith alexander aren't always being truthful they once claimed they'll never break german laws on their surveillance operations but tapping the chancellor's phone is not legal that's why i have trouble trusting u.s. intelligence officials. the n.s.a. revelations have triggered something of a blame game in washington secretary of state john kerry pointing the finger at the intelligence services claiming the n.s.a. ran certain operations without letting the white house know. is there. so kerry referring there to spying by automatic pilot of the head of the n.s.a.
said the country it is policy makers not the intelligence services who select targets and journalist glenn greenwald who's been releasing snowden's leaks says despite the scandal the n.s.a. will not scale back its activities. the violence. in our city. is going to repeat it continuously for the next several weeks or months almost every country around the world to be very clear objective view is to not just drugs but to keep it for as long as they can so the big time. if your citizens are here you are asking for a really big deal in terms of. when n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden has published a manifesto calling on the world to resist the spread of surveillance it's just appeared in the german magazine spiegel which is known for revealing leaked classified documents and snowden sent the document from moscow to the editors far
and encrypted channels and in this manifesto he insists those who tell the truth are not committing a crime accuses some governments of the president and persecution campaign in response to his leaks and says everyone has a moral obligation to laws and values which limit surveillance and protect human rights well let's discuss this with former m i five agent and who is herself a whistleblower and joining us live now and i don't spy on your neighbor that should be the main commandment of our digital age also according to snowden but surely spying is being go on since the ten commandments were written so he's being unrealistic here isn't a well of course it is called the second confession no doubt about that i think though what we seeing in the last decade is the sheer technological scale of the spying its industrial scale by and the new technology has allowed that to happen and the laws which is supposed to. he and democratically oversee how we are spied
on are just not keeping up the twentieth century laws and now we're dealing with twenty first century tech but it's interesting that his manifesto for the truth makes a statement that you should not be criminalized for speaking the truth absolutely i totally agree with that he's a whistleblower. be prosecuted or persecuted however the side of that of course is that those officials particularly in the u. s. in the u.k. who hadn't egalite to that this can only come out of the intelligence agencies have committed crimes by making those lies by misleading congressional hearings by misleading parliamentary oversight committee so in fact if they have committed crimes why should they not be prosecuted that's an interesting flipside to comment on the flip side is that he himself has committed a crime he was in breach of his contract he's betrayed his country self has broken the law so he should suffer the consequences. well it's an interesting question that he betrayed his country and he's trying to uphold a constitutional right to tell americans he said that up front when he started this
whole process has betrayed the americans who has betrayed all the other democracies across the west has not been on i say and it's cohort. and the b.m.d. who is actually breaking the or here because all the ground that eat by agency say they are legally allowed to smile mr and appear to be very legally dubious at best of course the internet was supposed to bring people around the world close to each other but now it seems like a previous e danger zone but surely that's the nature of the modern day with the internet isn't it when we go on social networks and shopping online we're all being spied on anyway only well take a. rabbit for example if we. actually there are going to be encrypted eight hundred tents to snowden that that's not the case. and systems have been broken by the energy so even a thick american. chrichton it was it is surely you've heard of that and i'm
afraid we'll have to unfortunately our communication there is really become very distorted so somebody is interfering with our conversation at the moment clearly and i'm afraid we'll have to leave it there for the moment we may come back and ask you a few questions later but in the meantime we'll just have to leave it there because we have indeed lost you now an emotion former m i five agent whistleblower. after eight months over a dozen guantanamo bay detainees remain on hunger strike in protest at their indefinite detention and the use of torture inmates are being force fed in a brutal procedure that the u.s. military continues to defend what is in the study check and sent this report from inside the prison center. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the beast that holds america's most scandalous president no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human
beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right now we have the court system determined that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. there is water in the us there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely beautiful place and you get around all the other stuff getting around the other stuff is not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy delta house is a hospital and library and this is also
a place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it in we give the patient a choice do they want to have the key which is agent. area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the oil they seem to like it in fact some of our patients are so. used to this they will describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described this torture the restraint
chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the pieces of had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move phish shows are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel it uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what they're saying anyway because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me request a client the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. tied. to the chair legs to the ground they. struck across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them
you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank you meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five single cells where the so-called less compliant detainees are held camp number six is filled with communal cells when
officials deem the detainees better there will be warded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard and. cuba. still ahead for you this hour in the weekly a toxic paula to disarmament the syrian government dismantles its chemical weapons production facilities but the whole process hangs in the balance. groups refused to take part in the process. do you think your argument about turkey being the prodigious example of a muslim democracy that was able to separate the its religion from its economy still can be applied to these day that's
a fair point what i spoke about in the book was how ways doki had done so being accompanied by decent make you to go away with hyperinflation video of all that die you get all the time so it she's so much economic success and i think that was agreed but the problem there is of course they do one day his attitude has changed he now has become much more to talk to did he miss dorrit of any criticism and more bad annoyed. what you're dealing with here is the few years tell you where there are children who just be. on the internet but electronic media that that's the future if you don't have a safe environment. we're going to face big problems. this
is the weekly here not to the news continues now and this last week syria met the first ambitious deadline on its path to chemical disarmament it has successfully dismantle the facilities used to produce talks at weapons but the tough task of eliminating the existing stockpiles lays ahead made harder by the war that continues to rage on reports from damascus. dangerous and dirty that's how the nobel prize committee described the work of chemical weapons inspectors inside syria not to mention a brutally tight deadline october twenty five damascus provides a detailed plan of its chemical weapons stockpiles done october twenty seven foreign inspectors visited all declared sites missed syria finishes destroying all equipment used in the production and mixing of poison gas and nerve agents done with eliminate. whatever we can but you know this is
a very complicated process complications filled by so called security concerns and that's the reason why one deadline already has been missed one of the biggest problems the team faces is how to access sites in rebel controlled areas so far the rebels have been unwilling to cooperate foreign inspectors have managed to visit twenty one of twenty three sites and although they haven't verbally blamed the rebels damascus insists it's doing its share until now. those. sites being visited are under government control and we hope those who are controlling. the group still have them to implement what they are expected to implement it's the most difficult mission ever undertaken by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons destroying a country's chemical weapons stockpile in the midst of a civil war. syria actually stopped producing chemical weapons in one thousand nine hundred eight as a possessed alternatives that can be a strategic substitution and are not in conflict with international law but none of
this answers the reason why foreign inspectors are in damascus in the first place a chemical attack on august twenty first in which hundreds of people were killed off two rockets with sarin gas were fired at damascus the suburbs those responsible are still at large the next deadline in the destruction of syria's chemical weapons program is the middle of next year by then damascus must have destroyed or removed its entire stockpile and ambitious timeline in very difficult circumstances policy r.t. damascus. the head of syria's opposition coalition says he won't take part in peace talks in geneva until a timetable is agreed for bashar al assad to step down and rebel groups have been accuser tried to hamper the russia u.s. brokered process of disarmament middle east analysts sharmeen the war and he believes the syrian government is happy to get rid of its chemical weapons because it removes an excuse for outside intervention. but there is that evidence that
rebels have. their hands on some chemical weapons we've certainly seen in iraq and turkey rebels being apprehended with chemical agents components of chemical weapons in their possession and. really important point and this is something i heard from a syrian government official earlier this year the syrian government has first some time now viewed chemical weapons as a liability and a burden precisely for these reasons because potentially rebels could get their hands on small amounts of these chemical agents and use them across the border in israel or turkey to then justify a military attack against the syrian government so they have been quite pleased that the international community has come together to in fact to read them of these weapons so that excuse no longer exists or have always got more stories which you've got a website of the moment including facing up to reality the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant is forced to turn to the u.s.
for help in cleaning up the dangerous facility for more details and called where we're closely following the situation in and around the plant. plus john party boats the secret behind google's floating structures in san francisco bay is revealed the four story high barges will travel up and down america's coastline new wearable google glasses for the details at online dot com. the peace process in pakistan has been derailed off to a u.s. drone strike killed the country's taliban leader this week it happened just a day before a government delegation was set to start negotiations with the group of countries now on a high security alert over fears militants could retaliate pakistan's interior minister accused washington of sabotaging efforts to end violence at a local expert told us he believes it's the pakistani people who pay the price. the prime minister of pakistan was in washington d.c.
only a week back and he had spoken to president obama taken him into confidence regarding the dialogue process and it also made a request for the drone attacks to stop because the pakistan had made it a precondition but be drawn attacks must come to an end before they come to the dialogue be able but instead of the drone attacks being stop big continued so anybody who is going to stop or it is going to be the people of pakistan and not the us the united states does not have the right to be judge jury and executor all rolled into one without any authority the french government proposed eco taxes hit a nerve with the public as thousands hit the streets calling for it to be scrapped immediately i. french region of britain has been rocked by protests which turn violent police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse angry crowds hurling rocks and bottles in response and poses levies on trucks way more than three times he's been suspended look at the drive companies
out of business. at least six people including one child have died after a ferry capsized off the coast of thailand the popular resort of the time twenty people remain unaccounted for and reports that up to two hundred were on board even though the maximum limit is one hundred fifty accidents being blamed on an engine problem which caused passengers to rush to the top of the vessel forcing it to flip on its side. a rare sight is being seen in the skies across the world a hybrid solar eclipse where the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially speak the sun is blocked up for almost a whole minute and you can see this in many parts of africa right now europe and united states but if you happen to be in the middle of the atlantic ocean you get the best view. well coming your way here on r.t. after the break worlds apart with host oksana boyko but before we go here's some of the week's images from the olympic flames wreck or breaking journey across russia
less than one hundred days before the winter games in sochi the olympic flame is continuing its ambitious relay it's already been to the north pole and in just a few days will blast off for the international space station torch is passing through the towns and cities of the world's biggest country. russia. if you get a full selection of videos and photos from via limpid marathon. the office of civil rights in the city of seattle washington has told city employees that certain terms may not be used in official emails and discussion
scoring to google fox news these terms would be brown bag and citizen ninety nine percent of americans when they hear the expression brown bag think of taking a nice healthy lunch you know in a brown paper bag to work with themselves but a politically correct insanity land these words are obvious reminder of the days when a person's skin color was compared to a brown paper bag to determine race well if any were even remotely linked to an incident of racism needs to be banned then we've got to get rid of the word blanket because they gave the native americans disease still blankets to kill them and they bought their land with beads so we've got to get rid of that word to remember the separate drinking fountains and segregated buses based on race in america yes so we can't say those words anymore either only might just possibly remember something bad which could lead to the ultimate horror of the modern western world unpleasant thoughts we see a lot of western countries the term citizen becoming offensive because it makes resident foreigners legal or illegal feel like second class people well compared to actual citizens legally you kind of are if you're offended that you are not treated
as a citizen of seattle why not assimilate become a citizen of the united states join the team but that's just my opinion. well with. science technology innovation all the developments around russia. the future are covered. right to see. her street. and i think the trick. on our reporters with. the.
hello and welcome to worlds apart of one thing in common between fund managers and fashionistas is that preoccupation with chance then i'm just we're all about the tax grab the two thousand staff and they having for merging markets especially the bric countries who've collectively attempted to challenge the economic supremacy of the developed world our guest today believes that the world's fascination with breaks will be short lived in fact is almost over but it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the rise of the rest well to discuss that i'm now joined by richard sharma who leads the emerging market team at morgan stanley mr sharma thank you very much for your time now if you break out nations took the world by storm and became a best seller almost all.